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A secret and possibly non-existent garden

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Now that I have your attention, I have a tale to tell. And not a happy one. Last May 15 a day or so before I flew back to the USA after the International Rock Garden Conference two of my Czech friends drove me to see some extraordinary private gardens. One of which was Josef Jurasek's amazing garden (by which time my battery was used up--and I cannot show you pictures of that most amazing man's creation). But my batteries were working just fine when they drove me into an old quarry in the Karst district of town where one of the finest of all gardens was created over the last few decades...



For various reasons (which I frankly didn't quite understand) the man who created this garden is no longer tending it: there was construction taking place in part of it. Maybe it had been sold? All I know is that the pictures you're saying may be some of the last taken here, which should give them a certain added poignance...


I shall not drone on in every picture to identify plant…